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Yeovil Town 0-0 Watford

Action from Yeovil's 0-0 draw with Watford at Huish Park

Yeovil remain bottom of the Championship after a tame goalless draw with Watford at Huish Park.

Ishmael Miller had an early effort ruled out for the home side, while Joe Edwards screwed a golden chance wide.

Watford coach Alec Chamberlain

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Post-match: Watford coach Alec Chamberlain

For the Hornets, Alex Merkel also had a goal ruled out for offside and later saw a stinging close-range volley well saved by Yeovil goalkeeper Marek Stech.

Watford had late handball appeals turned down but their eighth draw in nine away games lifted them to 11th.

Yeovil were seeking to complete their first double of the campaign and Miller, who inspired a 3-0 win at Vicarage Road in November, diverted a Joe Edwards shot past Manuel Almunia into the bottom corner, but it was disallowed for offside.

Merkel, one of four changes to the Watford starting line-up, fired over from Troy Deeney's knock-down before having his low effort into the bottom corner chalked off for offside.

Gary Johnson

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Post-match: Yeovil boss Gary Johnson

Almunia was the busier of the two goalkeepers, a smart save to his left to deny James Hayter one of several key stops, as Yeovil's run without a home league win extended to six matches, dating back to 3 December.

In the final move of the match, travelling fans were convinced Jamie McAllister handled substitute Davide Faraoni's cross but referee James Adcock dismissed the angry protest.

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 1Stech
  • 2Ayling
  • 3McAllister
  • 4Edwards
  • 5WebsterBooked at 71mins
  • 15Duffy
  • 31LundstramSubstituted forMorganat 82'minutes
  • 19Ralls
  • 9HayterSubstituted forMooreat 79'minutes
  • 27MillerBooked at 90mins
  • 11Lawrence

Substitutes

  • 7Dawson
  • 8Palazuelos
  • 10Foley
  • 13Moore
  • 18Lanzoni
  • 24Dunn
  • 29Morgan

Watford

  • 1Almunia
  • 21Anya
  • 18PudilSubstituted forFaraoniat 89'minutes
  • 6Ekstrand
  • 27CassettiBooked at 83mins
  • 4Angella
  • 28Tözsér
  • 8MerkelSubstituted forMurrayat 72'minutes
  • 13Ranegie
  • 9Deeney
  • 7Battocchio

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 5Belkalem
  • 16Murray
  • 19Faraoni
  • 20Park Chu-young
  • 30Bond
  • 31Hoban
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
6,042

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamWatford
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Yeovil Town 0, Watford 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 0, Watford 0.

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Jamie McAllister.

Offside, Yeovil Town. Joe Edwards tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside.

Booking

Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town).

Daniel Tözsér (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Watford. Marco Davide Faraoni replaces Daniel Pudil.

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

Gabriele Angella (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marco Cassetti (Watford).

Attempt missed. Sean Murray (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Mathias Ranégie.

Attempt blocked. Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Marco Cassetti (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marco Cassetti (Watford).

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Adam Morgan replaces John Lundstram.

Attempt saved. Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Pudil (Watford).

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Marco Cassetti.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Kieffer Moore replaces James Hayter.

James Hayter (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gabriele Angella (Watford).

Attempt missed. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Joe Ralls with a cross.

John Lundstram (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean Murray (Watford).

Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mathias Ranégie (Watford).

Substitution

Substitution, Watford. Sean Murray replaces Alexander Merkel.

Booking

Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Byron Webster (Yeovil Town).

Mathias Ranégie (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town).

Joel Ekstrand (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ishmael Miller with a headed pass.

Offside, Watford. Daniel Tözsér tries a through ball, but Troy Deeney is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Ayling.

goal

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